Truro & Roseland local news

Truro half marathon draws crowds

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A total of 530 runners took part in yesterday’s (Sunday’s) Truro Half Marathon, sponsored by Duchy Plant Hire.  Hundreds of spectators lined the route to cheer...

“We will fight them on the beaches” – town and parish councils go to war over once-in-a-generation boundary disputes

By Graham Smith Local councils across Cornwall are preparing to do battle over which of them should survive the current Community Governance Review, with some vowing to “fight them...

Cornwall Council admits that Truro stadium progress is at the mercy of related road and New Town project

By Richard Whitehouse and Julia Penhaligon Plans for a Truro stadium to host the Cornish Pirates rugby team have run into the quicksand of lawyers haggling over legal agreements. ...

Truro finally gets its new household waste centre

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Truro’s new £1.75 million Household Waste Recycling Centre finally opened to the public for the first time today (Wednesday.)  Construction of the centre was halted earlier...

Back to you, council tells complainants, as deadline approaches for “sinister underbelly” apology

By Graham Smith People who felt offended by a councillors’s remark about “the sinister underbelly of Cornish nationalists” will have to pursue their complaint themselves if the councillor does...

Why I sit in the House of Commons “naughty corner” even though I’m not quitting the Conservative Party – by Truro & Falmouth MP Sarah Newton

By Graham Smith Truro and Falmouth MP Sarah Newton has again said she has no intention of resigning the Conservative Party whip – and has explained why she continues...

Millions of pounds in “Town Deal” cash goes to the constituencies where the Tories need votes

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The government has chosen three marginal constituencies in Cornwall to spend millions of pounds in a pre-election boost called “Town Deals.” Two of the towns are...

New questions for Truro & Falmouth MP Sarah Newton, following latest cabinet resignation

By Anne North Truro and Falmouth MP Sarah Newton is coming under renewed pressure to either resign the Conservative Party whip, or to declare her loyalty to Prime Minister...

Residents will get a chance to talk to the brains behind Truro New Town

By Julia Penhaligon One of the most controversial developments to be seen in Cornwall for many years will come under a degree of public scrutiny next weekend when people...

Pro-democracy supporters take to the streets of Cornwall in protest at “Brexit shutdown” of Parliament

By Anne North Protests appear to be breaking out all over Cornwall as demonstrators take to the streets to campaign against the Prime Minister's decision to shut down Parliament...

Sarah Newton: “I am a passionate supporter of our parliamentary democracy and I will continue to do everything that I can to protect and promote it”

By Graham Smith Truro and Falmouth’s Conservative MP Sarah Newton has indicated that she could rebel against the government when the House of Commons returns from its summer recess...

Still no sign of progress on Truro stadium land deal – but possibly some answers next month

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The long delays in progressing the proposed Truro stadium will again be discussed at a full meeting of Cornwall Council next month. Legal snags over land...

Cornwall councillor told to apologise for describing some protestors as the “sinister underbelly of Cornish nationalists”

By Richard Whitehouse A Cornwall councillor has been ordered to apologise after describing some anti-development protesters as the “sinister underbelly of Cornish nationalists.” Dulcie Tudor, Liberal Democrat councillor for...

Boris Johnson in Truro this morning

By Graham Smith Boris Johnson is expected to launch a new national drive to improve vaccination rates for babies when he visits the Royal Cornwall hospital, Truro, this morning...

YouGov poll cheers Liberal Democrats in St Ives and North Cornwall

By Anne North A YouGov poll conducted across 20 constituencies where the Liberal Democrats came second in 2017 suggests that St Ives MP Derek Thomas and North Cornwall MP...

Chiverton Cross “flyover” for bikes at the heart of new cycle routes West of Truro

By Graham Smith Residents of the St Agnes-Truro-Newquay area are being urged to have their say about new cycle routes.  The most eye-catching proposal is a new bridge over...

The changing face of retail as Next confirms it will quit Truro for out-of-town mall

By Richard Whitehouse The clothing, footwear and home products store Next says that its closure in Truro city centre is “inevitable” after the company agreed to open a new...

Brexit Party targets Truro & Falmouth MP Sarah Newton

By Anne North The Brexit Party has announced its first Parliamentary candidate in Cornwall.  Paul Wood is to contest the Truro & Falmouth constituency, threatening to split the Conservative...

Truro Stadium land deal still not signed, pending negotiation of “complex details”

By Anne North Hopes that the Truro Stadium land deal would be concluded by the end of this month appear to be fading.  The government insists that the deal...

Cornwall Council declares war on climate change – but there are still questions about Truro New Town, stadium and spaceport

By Richard Whitehouse Decisions made in future by Cornwall Council will be assessed to see whether they comply with the council’s aims to tackle climate change.  It is not...